Grand Theft Auto IV: Special Edition (Xbox 360)
Manufacturer: Take-Two Interactive Part number: 39242
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- Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews
- What does the American Dream mean today? For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld ... Read more
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Very good game one of the next-gen more fun ,if not the most
by crtzqa on May 18, 2008
Pros: It's a gta u know what i mean u can't go wrong every single mission is fun. love the storyline, love the strip club, love the cell phone feature. Oh so much worth it!
Cons: A very few significant improvements but a lot of missing features from previous gta
Summary: It's defenitly an excellent game but I remeber in the good old days of gaming the next-gen game of any series ment improvements and adding new innovative things, not ...
Summary: It's defenitly an excellent game but I remeber in the good old days of gaming the next-gen game of any series ment improvements and adding new innovative things, not taking many away from it. Like it happens with gta IV compared with san andreas and even you guys from cnet, who rated with 10 out of 10 this game, sure missed this things like learning karate or TUNING UR CARS(which I really miss), maybe gettin a haircut or use any taxi to make money and what about a station to play your own music or a 2player 8ball on the same console. Hopefully most of these problems can easily be addressed with (free) content downloads
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It's Official, PS3 Version runs better than the 360 Version
by Dre Dinero on April 28, 2008
Pros: Excellent Detail, Raises the GTA bar even high than San Andreas, Excellent Story Line and Dialogue, Multiplayer, Most Realistic looking game thus far (Running out of room, too many pros)
Cons: Framerate does occur, all buildings aren't interactive, cover system flaw
Summary: I know alot of you die hard XBOX 360 fans aren't going to be pleased to find out that (yes its true, even IGN agrees)the new Grand Theft ...
Summary: I know alot of you die hard XBOX 360 fans aren't going to be pleased to find out that (yes its true, even IGN agrees)the new Grand Theft Auto IV game which releases to the public 12AM tonight, runs a lot smoother on the PS3, with a way shorter load time (due to the fact the game loads directly to a PS3 hard drive, XBOX could not do this because there arent many XBOX elite owners who have the necessary hard drive), far more less framerate issues (this is a no brainer, PS3 is way more powerful console, also the reason the air force and others use them as super computers) due to blu-ray storage and quality. Besides that the 360's color is a litte brighter (more animated looking), beyond those facts, the game play is neck and neck for both systems. I've been playing it all last night and this morning, unfortunately I had to go to work. I've been talking bout this game all day and decided to see what the reviews and others were saying. IGN gave is a 10 out of 10 (First game with a perfect 10 score from IGN since Soul Calibur in 1999, wow, damn near a decade. Also first game with a 10 in the seventh generation of home consoles). Just so happens my buddy and I (he works at a game store, wont say which one, and he hooked up both up with the game yesterday as he was cleared to do so.) played the game first at his house on the 360 (which I considered buying due to the extra 'exclusive' content for GTA) and I was ecstatic although it took some time to load (longer than the beginning of San Andreas). Throughout the game we experienced a lot of framerate issues during police chases and speeding throughout the city (the framerate does not throw off gameplay though, it was still fun to watch and play). After a hour or 3, I rushed to my house, poped the game in, and notcied that the load time was very short, just a few seconds (like 15). Also I noticed that my PS3 version looked a little more like a movie with detailed edge, so at that point I wanted to see how my police chase looked and there a couple to no framerate issues. So I called my buddy to **** him off and make him buy a PS3 since he almost convinced me to buy XBOX. I told him all that I noticed and he was quickly to say "no its not", so I told him come over and he witnessed it in total shock. Reason I bought that story up was because in IGN's review (as well as others) noticed the same things I did, which puts the icing on the cake to what I was feeling and telling everyone from day one, come on, XBOX uses HD-DVD (a max of 30GB per dual layer) and PS3 uses Blu-Ray (a max of 50GB per dual layer), now ask any developer what can you do more with, and they'll tell you PS3, but with all the simultaneous releases developers aren't allowed to develop games that stand out significantly on the PS3 because Microsoft would need a new system just to compete in the Nex-Gen war that they loss badly last generation. I do hate that PS3 games that come out on XBOX are held back because of that but none the less the games dont look bad but can be more detailed on PS3. Enough of my opinion on that, all in all GTA 4 is a complete masterpiece that will shadow a lot of games this year, there is just so much to do, rather your getting drunk or going to watch Katt Williams perform a set or even meeting friends, there is too much to do this time around so the word "bordom" doesn't exist. You'll love it rather you have PS3 or XBOX or both. Looks like I'm a have to pass on the exclusive content cause I dont want to feel like I wasted money when my system looks better for the game. 2 episodes aint worth 600 dollars (I was going to buy the elite), I'll just go to my buddies house and play it on his. Well I'm going to conclude this opinion, although the game is not perfect it is certainly the most exciting game I've ever seen and played on any system. Now her is a direct quote from IGN's reviews for the game on both systems (and yes this validates all that I said) and o yea, it was well worth the wait as it exceeds the hype it received, at least in my opinion, anyway here is the quote "For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud."
Reminder!!! If you understand business, you understand politics. IGN has to remain politically correct because they dont want to damage another consoles sales and/or reputation or even worse lose a high paying client, which is the reason they said it in a nice way, but the message is clear, PS3 version visual and loading is smoother than that of the XBOX, but they dont want to say, PS3 version runs better, its cleaner, etc. Thats politically incorrect.
If you would like to see the review in its totality here is the link: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/869/869541p1.html
The 360 review is the same as the PS3 review, word for word.
- Manufacturer: Take-Two Interactive
- Part number: 39242
- Description: What does the American Dream mean today? For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
Product Basic Spec
- Platform Microsoft Xbox 360
- Genre Games - action,
Games - racing / driving
- Elements Racing / driving - mission based,
Action - adventure,
Action - third person shooter
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